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PhD scholarship (Bioinformatics) - Kirby Institute for Infection and immunity, UNSW

Project Description An exciting opportunity is available at the Viral Immunology Systems Program (VISP) at the Kirby Institute at the University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia.

A PhD scholarship is available to undertake research on T cell responses in human infections using systems biology and immune-virology approaches.

The specific aim of this project is to apply single cell techniques to identify new gene and surface protein signatures of T cell sub-populations associated with successful establishment of long-term immunological protection.

Applications are invited from talented students from quantitative disciplines with background in either Physics, Statistics Mathematics, or computationally based disciplines: computer science, bioinformatics.

Further information about VISP can be found at:

Funding Notes

The scholarship is supported by the UNSW Scientia Fellowship Program, which includes a PhD stipend of AU $40,000 per annum, as well as tuition fees. The scholarship is up to 4 years.

Selection Criteria

Good programming skill in at least one language (e.g., R, Perl, C++ or Java) is essential. Previous experience in analysis of next generation sequencing data is highly desirable. Meet the minimum PhD entry requirements of UNSW Australia Demonstrate active research activity with evidence of scientific publications.

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Staff positions at Genomics Platform Team, Melbourne

As part of the newly established Center for Cancer Research we have five openings for staff positions in bioinformatics, software engineering and research computing. All positions are funded for three years, and international applicants are welcome to apply. 

You can find additional information at If the idea of working on improving cancer health care in a fantastic work environment appeals to you shoot me an email at <> or nudge me on Twitter (@fiamh) even if you do not meet the specific job requirements as additional positions will open soon.


Multiple PhD positions (Stem cells, Epigenetics, Gene regulation and Computational Biology) - Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, Monash University

Dr. Partha Pratim Das is currently seeking applicants for multiple PhD positions in the field of Stem cells, Epigenetics, Gene regulation and Computational Biology in the Laboratory of “Epigenetics and Gene regulation” within Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI), Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

BDI Monash University is one of the largest and most successful biomedical research institutes in Australia. The BDI brings together more than 100 teams in a highly interactive environment, with access to truly world-class infrastructures. For details, please look at-

Our laboratory research interest focuses on how transcription factors (TFs) and epigenetic regulators, along with small RNAs and long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) regulate gene expression programs in ESCs, neural stem cells and differentiated cells under normal and pathological conditions, such as, cancers and neurodegenerative diseases. We use various experimental approaches including – Cell and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, CRISPRs, CRISPRs screen (using sgRNAs to target all the genes in the genome, epigenetic regulators and regulatory elements), ChIPs, ChIP-sequencing, RNA-seq, WGS, ATAC-seq, RRBS, ChIA-PET, 3C, 4C, Hi-C, proteomics, bioinformatics and computational biology. For research details, please see:

Requirements for Molecular Biology students: A strong research background in molecular biology, biochemistry, stem cells and epigenetics are essential. Candidates should be highly motivated and be able to work both independently and in collaborative manner. They should have good communication, organizational, and writing skills.

Requirements for Computational Biology students: The candidates should have computer science, mathematics, statistics, system biology and bioinformatics related backgrounds. They should have excellent communication and writing skills, able to work independently and in teams. Experience working with commonly used bioinformatics tools, as well as on different types of NGS data- ChIP seq, RNA-seq, ATAC-seq would be plus. Candidates will be supervised jointly with my laboratory and Dr. Luca Pinello’s laboratory ( at MGH, Harvard Medical School,Boston. They should expect to spend sometime at MHG during their PhD training at Dr. Pinello’s Lab.

If you are interested, please send a cover letter, CV and contact information for 3 references via email to me-Dr. Partha Pratim Das. PhD ( Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s or equivalent degree with first-class Honours, Master of Science, or MPhil. Our laboratory will be commencing at BDI, Monash University from 1 March, 2017.

Notes: Australian and New Zealand domestic students can be recruited through BDI’s PhD program. International students encouraged applying for Monash-based scholarships support. PhD students will be fully funded during their study. For international students an English proficiency test is required. Our laboratory is committed to diversity and equality.

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Postdoctoral fellow Bioinformatics and Systems Immunology - UNSW, Kirby Institute

Applications are sought from outstanding researchers for a postdoctoral position bioinformatics in the Viral Immunology Systems Program (VISP) at the Kirby Institute within the University of New South Wales Campus in Sydney, Australia. The researcher who will work in close collaboration with both wet and dry embers of the VISP group to perform bioinformatics and systems Biology analyses in single cell genomics and other data sets. This position will focus on the development and applications of bioinformatics approaches for analyzing and interpreting single cell transcriptomics data, flow cytometry data as well as next generation sequencing data of viral genomes to study immune responses against viral infections, such as HCV, influenza, and other human pathogens. This position will operate at the interface between the Kirby Institute of Infection and Immunity and the School of Medical Sciences, with strong collaborations with the Weizmann Garvan Institute for Cell Genomics.

Required Skills and Experience 

  • PhD in computational biology, mathematics, biostatistics or related fields.
  • Highly developed skills in bioinformatics and/or computational biology.
  • Experience in Genomics and/or transcriptomics analyses.
  • Good knowledge and skills in languages, such as R, Python, C++.
  • Evidence of publications in influential, high-impact journals.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team.



Dr Fabio Luciani lead the computational biology and bioinformatics stream at VISP, and works in close collaboration with members of the VISP team, formed by two post-doctoral fellows in wet-lab analyses, two senior research officers, and 8 PhD students. The VISP works on several projects, including several collaborations nationally and internationally. For more information on the research group, see


The position is for 1 year, renewable up to 4 years. The net salary will range from Level A step 6 to Level B, depending on expertise, which correspond to a minimum Academic Level A (AUD $89,051 – $95,248 plus 9.5% superannuation p.a.).


The anticipated starting date is January 2017 (but a later start is possible).
 To apply, send within a single PDF a detailed response to the criteria above, current CV, a short statement of research interests, and the name of at least two researchers who can be contacted for reference to


It’s no secret: Sydney is one of the most beautiful, liveable and friendly cities in the world ( The main UNSW campus is located in the eastern suburbs of Sydney only 7km from the centre of the city, 2km from Coogee Beach and 5km from Sydney’s international and domestic airports.

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Postdoctoral Researchers in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology x2

Applications are invited for two new research positions based in exciting research teams within the Research Division at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre:

1. Johnstone Laboratory (Gene Regulation Laboratory). This project will involve the use of genetically engineered mouse models of cancer and human tumor cells to study aberrant transcriptional initiation, elongation and termination in the context of genetic and epigenetic deregulation in cancer

2. Dawson Laboratory (Molecular Biomarkers and Translational Genomics Laboratory). This project will explore the use of circulating tumour DNA analysis to study genomic evolution and provide insights into treatment response and resistance in cancer.

The positions will involve the analysis of large-scale genomic data through the application of best-practice bioinformatics workflows and the development of innovative methods as required. The positions require highly motivated and skilled bioinformaticians or computational biologists with expertise in the analysis of next generation sequencing data, integration of genome-wide datasets, competency in programming languages R and/or Python/Perl and experience with working on a high performance computing cluster. The individuals will collaborate very closely with cancer cell and molecular biologists to work on joint initiatives but will also be responsible for driving their own specified biological projects.

The positions are in a research environment that includes a large and interactive group of bioinformaticians and computational biologists in the Computational Cancer Biology Program and the Bioinformatics Core Facility. 

These positions will be initially offered for a fixed term duration of 12 months with the possible opportunity to extend. Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Peter Mac offers its employees the following benefits:

  • Salary packaging 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Central City location 
  • Training and Development program

Further details, complete position description and application via here.